Motherwell Bridge, the Lanarkshire-based engineering contractor, has announced details of a strategic partnership with an Austrian firm that will allow the company to secure further work within the UK’s emerging anaerobic digestion (AD) sector.
It has formed a partnership with Entec Biogas GMBH, recognised as one of the leading experts in AD technology and has been involved in the construction of biogas plants throughout the world, including Europe, India, Korea, Japan, Malawi and North America.
The partnership is seen as a clear statement of intent from Motherwell Bridge, which now aims to tender for a series of large scale contracts within the AD sector.
Motherwell Bridge chief executive Russell Ward said: “The UK’s AD sector is now starting to develop and that is why we took the decision earlier this year to position the business in the renewable sector, in addition to the Oil & Gas along with Power and Energy sectors.
“We have extensive experience in gas storage systems and storage tank design, and by aligning ourselves with a company such as Entec, whose staff have over 20 years experience within the biogas field, we now have the necessary technical know-how to design and construct a biogas plant.
“I’m excited by this move, as our partnership with Entec Biogas means we are exceptionally well positioned to exploit the huge number of opportunities within this sector. More and more companies are seeking to adopt AD technologies especially within the industrial food and drink market, and we hope to be able to confirm our first major contracts within the coming months.”
The development follows the news in July 2010 that the company had secured a three year contract worth in excess of $22 million to build and refurbish 19 oil storage tanks in Liberia, West Africa.